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Kittens in Danger
Three of these beautiful kittens at the Repsol Garage. Mother only 9 months old. She will be spayed. Kittens need homes. Tel number on the picture. Very busy site, they are at risk.
Lost – Prescription Spectacles
I ordered a new pair of glasses on the internet and picked them up from my post box in Competa last Wednesday, and then did shopping and had lunch.. Somewhere along the way I seem to have lost them and was wondering whether anybody might have picked them up and wondered who they belonged to.
Kath 654 905 185
Official Statement from Archez Town Hall
The management and collection of stray animals is not a function of the Town hall, but an organisation called Mancomunidad, who then contract the collection to Don Animal.
The recent collection of cats has occurred following a number of complaints from people in the village and is something that happens annually and has done so for many years. The Mayoress of Archez, Mari Carmen, is a great believer in animal welfare and this is something beyond her control.
If you would like more information please contact Ruben Ariza on 952 553 159. As previously stated, the collection only occurs when the public make complaints and the Town hall is duty bound to report any complaints to the relevant organisation.
Finally, if anyone requires any information regarding Town hall matters, please contact us prior to posting on social media and we will be happy to provide full and correct information. Thank you. Mari Carmen Moreno Córdoba, Archez Town hall
(Editor writes – this is the final post on this topic. Jane)
For the person looking for someone who does botox, Sophie is a lovely girl and is very good. She will come to your house. I don’t have her number but her email is info @ rejuvenate-facialaesthetics.com
(2) Hola, Regarding Botox/fillers, Dr Rik Heymans G P Nerja. I have used as GP, but not had Botox, but he is much cheaper then England. Tel 95 252 67 75 Regards BM
Services- Transport – Recommendation
I recently asked two Digame transport advertisers for a quote to bring five large packages from UK to Sayalonga.
Tony Roam quoted £142, and did the job, the second quote was for £395.
The packages arrived on time, to the minute, and I was kept informed by regular phone calls and emails.
What a service ! L.A.
Services Available- Interpreter Diane
Have tried the phone number you supplied in your add yesterday and get a message in Spanish ? The number being 666 667 311 could you advise
Derekgchurch at iCloud dot com.
Services Needed –Optician
I need new specs.
Any recommendations of an optician would be welcome, preferably in the Axarquia area plus a little English would be useful.
Graham. Email at grahamhgodley at gmail. com
Rentals- Owners Direct
We were very annoyed, too at the new service charges introduced by Owners Direct!
But after reading it through it seems that – if you don’t use the facility of accepting your payments through the website but still accepting payments direct – then it won’t apply.
It seems that soon any clients using this website will not be dealing with ‘owners direct’ !
All of the changes are very frustrating and taking away the personal nature of booking with Owners Direct. If anyone can suggest a good alternative I would love to know.
Joy. Email jdixtfloody @ fsmail.net
I currently advertise my property through Owners Direct, Holiday Lettings and Airbnb. Owners Direct is the only one that does not charge commission to the owner and the traveller but we are paying an annual listing fee to Owners Direct in lieu of this . The fee that Owners Direct are now levying to travellers is, in part, to be used to fund a full refund to customers who have been unlucky enough to book and pay for a property that has been advertised by fraudsters and does not actually exist and other serious problems that people experience. I would imagine that many potential travellers would want that reassurance as, currently, travel insurance does not cover these losses. As well as advertising my own property on Owners Direct, I do often use the site to rent properties in Rome etc for city breaks. I would be more likely to book through Owners Direct and have that reassurance, than through another site and not have it, but that is only my own personal view. The amount charged is on a sliding scale, the higher the value of the booking the lower the percentage charge will be ( I have no idea why).
You can prevent your guests from having to pay the fee by disabling request to book on your advert and disabling online payments but your number of enquiries may reduce as a result. We have been advertising for quite a number of years now and are in the lucky position that we have a lot of lovely guests who use our house year after year and they tend just to email me directly to deal with their booking but obviously we have built up trust in each other year on year which you are not going to have with guests visiting your property for the first time. It might be worth disabling your request to book facility for a short time to see how it goes and if your enquiries drop, just enable it again. It is interesting that owners are now going to be asked to review their experience with their guests which has always been the procedure with airbnb. M.M.
Rentals – Information re the new law
I have just received information from Jacky at the Nerja Foreigners Department concerning the new law regarding Rental Owners’ Private Properties. If you need any more information please contact your agent or Jacky at the Town Hall. Her email address is extranjeros @ nerja.es
Recommendation – A Pint for the Ink Man!
Sorted out my printer problems.
Great place for inks etc. nothing too much trouble.
Recommendation-Purple Dragonfly, Torrox Costa
I just wanted to tell everyone about a lovely new little café/cake shop which recently opened, called PURPLE DRAGONFLY.
The owner, Charlotte bakes the most wonderful home made breads and cakes.
It is located near the lighthouse end of Torrox. Back towards the beach from the bus station :
tel : 697 30 74 56
For more info this is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PurpleDragonfly2/?fref=ts
I certainly intend popping back, but it might not be too good for the waistline! Cathy
What’s On- Organic Market at the Garden Centre, La Vinuela today!
The Organic Market is on today – so pop by and pick up your organic goodies! Open throughout June, closed in July and August and we will reopen again in September.
Browse the great range of organic produce including local, blue and raw milk cheeses, wood-oven bread, fruit and vegetables, flours, pulses, seeds, sugar and rice ,pasties, pies, biscuits and cakes, eggs, vegan and super foods, jams and chutneys, spicy sauces, olive oil, and artisan beers plus raw treats.
New stalls this week will be offering handmade sweets, pen and ink drawings, colourful summer dresses, and handmade silver jewellery made from cutlery. You can even have your tarot cards read!
Plus Yin Yoga at 12 o’clock.
Come and enjoy a morning’s shopping in a delightful venue with organic breakfast and tapas, coffee, wine, and beer available at the bar.
Find us on the A356, Torre del Mar to La Vinuela road, opposite the Renault Trucks, km 39. Google link https://goo.gl/nDLk6o
mercadoecovivero at gmail.com 655987105
What’s On at Bar Amalia, Archez
Sunday lunch served from 1.30 -5.00 pm, choice of succulent slices of Beef Or Lamb or a Chicken Breast all served with Duchesse and Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Buttery Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower Cheese, gravy and Homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Vegetarian option always available. 8 euros. (no supplement for Lamb)
This week’s puddings are Lemon Drizzle, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Apple and Blackberry Crumble.
Come and enjoy your lunch on our Terrace which has lovely views over the village.
To book your table give Dot a call on 634302480. Look forward to welcoming you to Bar Amalia.
What’s on –All Blues live concert by Richard Ray Farrell
Reminding you that on Saturday 28 May we have the performance of Richard Ray Farrell, a Bluesman reference in the international music scene. Coming to Ventana Abierta accompanied the bass of Jhonny Serrano, another exceptional musician, together will make a extraordinary night.
His career is full of successes with many concerts, tours and CD’s as “I Sing the Blues Eclectic” recorded (2011) became one of the select few of The Living Blues Radio Charts or “Camino de Sanlucar” recorded in 2009 with the participation of Raimundo Amador.
For more information on Richard Ray Farrell, visit our website, www.ventana-abierta.es
This is a concert that will make history.
SATURDAY MAY 28, 9:30 PM
TICKET PRICE: members 7€ / nonmembers 10€
VENUE: Ventana Abierta, Calle Granada 42, Nerja
We leave you a preview of his music in a concert held in 2011 at the Teatro Echegaray Malaga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bh45-8USYWw
“Ventana Abierta. arte, cultura, personas“
C/ Granada, 42 29780 Nerja (Málaga)
Telf. 952528883 / 690073871
What’s on- Monday Night Jam Moved To Nerja
The Torrox/Casa Maria Monday Night Jam session is moving to Paraiso de Nerja Playa, Nerja, situated at the Torrox end of Playazo beach, next to the Marinas de Nerja Hotel. Come join us every Monday night, beginning 23rd of May, from 8pm. There is ample parking at the top of the stairs (at the Punta Lara roundabout). Those with mobility issues might like to park behind the Marinas Aparthotel (turn left on entering the Marinas complex) & stroll along the beach, as the stairs are quite steep. We will be arranging a car service in the future, but there are also buses in & out of Torrox & Nerja. Fully equipped bar & kitchen. Cocktails also available! For more information or to reserve a table call Dani on 657857580.
What’s on – at Scirocco’s Venta Baja
What’s on at AliOli, Competa”s Gourmet Chill-Out bar
Come and join us in our comfortable air conditioned bar
Saturday 28th May – Elvis Night – live music, and videos, dance and sing the night away.
Friday 10th June – Open mic night – Music, comedy and poetry. Compéred by Nina Cordoray Downes. Telephone or email Christian to list your act. Or just turn up! Tel. 633172519 or 952516137 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar opening hours Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 12 noon – 4pm, and 6pm until late. Wednesday to Saturdaymenu of the week. Serving brunch on Sundays.
Sample menu: (new dishes weekly)
Home made chicken liver, pistachio and orange paté – served with home made toasted bread
Thai fish and noodle soup
Our celebrated homemade fresh and smoked salmon fishcakes with fresh salad and tartare sauce
Mixed tapas sharing platter
AliOli Gourmet burger with fries
Mexican vegetarian fajita
Pineapple and banana crumble
Hot chocolate layer cake.
Home made icecream
Cocktail happy hour Half price cocktails every Friday and Saturday night 7pm – 8pm. Dancing until late – Choose your own favourite music.
Private party bookings always welcome -Christian is happy to discuss your theme, music and menu. You can find us just along from the Mirador in Plaza Vendimia, Competa. Booking is advisable and essential for lunch. Telephone 633172519 email chrisincompeta@ gmail.com Check out our new website: www.zamion.net/alioli
What’s on- A Rockin’ Good Time at Nerja, Saturday & Sunday
At last ! On Stage…. This Saturday
After waiting all year ! May 28th,
The much awaited return to El Varadero, the band everyone has been waiting for, the sensational Four Tops, Soul & Motown tribute band, Soul Note.
Entrance is ticket only. 15€ per person includes free mega hot & cold buffet.
Tickets are available right NOW
by direct purchase from the bar, which is by far your best option of guaranteeing your choice of seating and table
Or you can pay on the day, at the door.
( *Limited availability, when the tickets are gone, they’re gone !! )
Sorry, no telephone reservations.
* Concert was a complete sell out m last time Soul Note appeared at El Varadero.
What’s on –Shopping Trip to Gibraltar 3rd June –
3 seats available
The Phoenix Club are off on their next shopping trip to Gibraltar on Friday the 3rd June and due to a cancellation we have 3 seats available.
We have pick ups at at the A1 Garden Centre, Torre del Mar bus station and finally at Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30. The bus is parked in Morrisons car park and we leave Gibraltar at 16.30. Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book. Also it is important to remember to bring with you your EHIC card, just in case, and passports are essential. On the way to Gibraltar we stop to spend a penny and for coffee.
Due to an increase in coach fares we have increased our prices by €1 and we would greatly appreciate if payment was made before the journey.
The price? €12pp includes a €1 gratuity for the driver. Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price. Still the best value on the coast!
Early booking is recommended if you like a particular place, as seat numbers are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Plenty to see in Gibraltar apart from the shopping!
For more information on any of our trips or events call Gail on 951 067 723, email@example.com or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk
The Phoenix Club is a registered association raising funds for 3 local charities and Help4Heroes in the UK. We meet every tuesday at the bar restaurant La Vega in Torre del Mar between 12 and 2pm and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards. Do pop in and meet us. You can find La Vega behind the Repsol Garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe.
What’s on-Cinema in English – thanks to Doug
Alice Through The Looking Glass – Dir. James Bobin. With Jonny Depp, Helena Bonham Cartera. Sat – Sun12:15, 17:15, 19:40. Weekdays 17:15, 19:40.
X Men: Apocalypse – Dir. Bryan Singer. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbinder. Sat – Sun 12:00, 16:10, 19:10. Mon – Thur 16:10, 19:10.
On Tuesday only, there will also be screenings of: Captain America: Civil War (15:45, 21:25), The Jungle Book (15:45, 22:25), Eyes In The Sky (16:15), The Witch (22:15).
Alice Through The Looking Glass, X Men: Apocalypse, Captain America and Eyes In The Sky are on daily. Check website for timings.
Where To Invade Next – Dir. Michael Moore. Daily: 16:30, 20:20, 22:30.
The Man Who Knew Infinity – Dir. Matt Brown. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons. Daily: 18:15, 22:30.
A Royal Night Out – Dir. Julian Jarrold. With Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson Daily: 18:35.
What’s on- Aire Flamenco
Aire Flamenco will be tomorrow Sunday, 29th at Mis Tapitas (Billy’s bar) in Puente Don Manuel.
The music will start at 5:30pm. Come and enjoy the best Spanish & English live music.
If you’re having a party and you would like to have our music, please, give a call to Judit – 620630040.
Free – Wardrobe & Bathroom Cabinet
Dark wood affect foil covered composite board
Bathroom cabinet white plastic
Just needs a good clean
Located 3 km outside of Sedella.
Contact Kevin on 619280000
Or email kevin-quinlanlan @ sky.com
For Sale – Golfing & Exercise items
2,3,5 metal woods ideal for a beginner, immaculate condition
Abb cruncher, excellent condition, tone up for summer.
Four socket 10m electrical extension lead, brand new still in box, cost
€16, accept €10 ono
Workmate handy work bench, good condition
Contact Glen 690225906
For Sale –Lowe Alpine “Walkabout” 45 litre rucksack pic
With waterproof liner, used once,
Puente don Manuel area.
Telephone 66082513 or email campodog09 at hotmail dot com
Wanted, Garmin e-trek GPS
Bread making machine
Will pay cash.
For Sale-Gas Bottle & Hood
and a hood (60 x 47)
Mail: mareljb @ live.nl
Wanted –Cheap Car
Hi, we are looking for a second hand family car. Doesn’t have to be huge, but should do for a family of 4. May be older, have scratches and mileage, as long as it doesn’t have any major problems.
Offers are welcome! Kaat.opdenacker @ gmail . com
3 Oil Heaters.
€10 each or €25 for all 3 .
Phone Ray 630333012. Vinuela Area.
For Sale – 7 Competa – Noche del Vino Framed Posters
The following are all Professionally Framed :-
25th Aniversario 2000
1 2000 poster
1 2001 poster
2 2002 posters
1 2003 poster
1 2004 poster
€25 each or €150 to lot
Phone Pauline – 618 016 595 or
Barry 078 – 6690 8198
For sale.Sky Boxes
For Sale –.Appliances
DC19 Cylinder Hoover €99
Dyson Handheld Hoover €75
Electronic Safe €65
Vax hand steam cleaner € 55
Hoover cylinder € 65
Kenwood Processors €45 upwards
Henry Chimney Sweep Vac €125
Kenwood Food Mixer €75
Quest 9 in 1 Steam Mop €55
Lockhart Thermos ideal for catering €30
Above BP Garage Torrox fi @ fionacole.com 608 662 717
For sale –Gas Bottles
total 30 €
heinz statt at gmail.com
Website for DigameXtra : www.digamextra.com
DigameXtra designed by Doctor Laptop at doctorlaptop @ gmx.com
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